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  1. ‘There was no time to even take a shower’

    11.02.22 | Chemist and pharmacist Prof Olivia Merkel describes the huge pressures put on academics with children, in particular women, during the beginning of the pandemic – from an exploding workload to gate-kept childcare.

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  2. Katrin Amunts wins the 2021 Hector Science Award

    04.02.22 | The prize was awarded to Prof Amunts for her outstanding research on brain mapping and her contribution to the field of neuroscience.

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  3. Helene Ahl: »Can you imagine removing 30% of businesses?«

    28.01.22 | Professor Helene Ahl from Jönköping University approaches entrepreneurship from a feminist angle, studying the businesses run by women which have traditionally been overlooked. We spoke to her about how the welfare society affects working conditions for women entrepreneurs amid stubborn gender norms.

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  4. María Escudero Escribano awarded the 2021 Journal of Materials Chemistry Lectureship

    21.01.22 | The chemist, who specialises in electrocatalyst materials, will receive an all-expenses paid trip to a leading international meeting

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  5. Beate Heinemann becomes first woman to join Directorate at DESY

    16.12.21 | From February, Prof Heinemann will become Director of Particle Physics at the research centre

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  6. The Swedish Research Council funds six AcademiaNet members in the natural sciences

    09.12.21 | The members’ projects will tackle such subjects as lepton-proton interactions and carbon sequestration in the ocean.

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  7. ‘The fourth wave may hit us harder than the last’

    03.12.21 | What’s it like to be an expert on viruses during a deeply politicised pandemic? We spoke to one of Germany’s busiest pandemic pundits, Professor Melanie Brinkmann, about personal drive, hate mail, and her hopes for the future.

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  8. Nadine Akkerman: ‘Women’s letters have been ignored for a long time’

    25.11.21 | Dr Nadine Akkerman from the University of Leiden spends her time breaking cipher codes to read the secret letters of 17th-century women. We asked her about her new book on Elizabeth Stuart and about why women made excellent spies during the English Civil War.

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  9. Three AcademiaNet members secure Humanities and Social Sciences funding from the Swedish Research Council

    17.11.21 | The funding for the three members totals over 16 million Swedish Kronor, or 1.6 million euro.

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  10. Anne Glover awarded the 2021 Society for Applied Microbiology Fellowship

    11.11.21 | The prize was given for Prof Dame Glover’s role in developing microbiology as a field and discipline

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